Is Metal Deck Framing Cheaper Than Wood?

Steel Deck Framing

When planning a new deck or considering a replacement, one of the critical decisions you need to make is the type of framing material to use. While traditional wood framing, particularly pressure-treated lumber, has been a popular choice for many years, metal deck framing is increasingly being considered due to its potential for longevity and …

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How to Make Your Framing Last as Long as Your Ipe Decking

Deck Framing with Joist Tape

Ipe decking can last up to 75 years with hardly any maintenance. That’s great! But customers often wonder: what about the framing? Deck framing is usually made of pressure treated pine. It’s cheap, easy to install, and readily available. But pressure treated pine is only rated to last about 15 years. So why would you …

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